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Ernest Giles

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Literature.

(1835–97),

explorer of Australia's central and western interior, was born at Bristol, England. His parents migrated to SA in 1848, but Giles finished his schooling at Christ's...

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frontier

Overview page. Subjects: History.

Though this term is frequently used interchangeably with the term boundary, it perhaps has a less exact significance, connoting a zone with width or depth as well as length.

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Landscape

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History.

Is sometimes discussed as the stage or setting on which the events of Australian history have unfolded. But this is a misleading metaphor: first, because it implies a passive role ...

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Never-Never

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Describes the vast, remote, inland area of northern Australia, in particular, north-west Queensland and the Northern Territory. Frederic de Brébant Cooper in Wild Adventures in Australia...

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